Is It Jesus Or A Ghost Group
Group Activities


Interactive Group Activities
by Carol Williams & Charles Kirkpatrick

Sermon Title: "Is It Jesus, or a Ghost?"

scripture Reading: Luke 24:35-48

JESUS PUZZLE: The teacher will write the word JESUS in very large balloon letters and cut them out. Decorate each letter differently from the other letters. Cut each letter into three pieces and spread them around a designated area of the class room. The children will hunt for the letters and put them in the right order to spell JESUS.

FOOTPRINTS TO FOLLOW: Each child can trace their shoes and cut out 2 footprints. Each team can place their footprints in a long path for the other team to follow and see which team gets to their destination first.

NO DOUBTING POSTER: The class can work together to make a poster for today's lesson. One group can paint happy faces on the poster, another group can cut out hand tracings to glue to the poster and a third group can draw and cutout small red hearts to glue onto the cutout hands. A fourth group can paint or color stencil letters for, JESUS IS ALIVE, NO DOUBT! (If class is smaller, each child can do one section).

CRAFT STICK DISCIPLES: Children can be given construction paper to make faces and clothes to glue or tape on their craft sticks to make all the disciples and JESUS to then use those to do a skit for today's lesson.

APPEARING ART: Provide children with heavy white card stock paper and a white color crayon. Children can trace a picture of JESUS or words from today's lesson. Children can then use water colors of various colors to paint over their paper to have their art work displayed.

HANDS LOVE CARD: Children can be given paper to trace their hands on a card, and draw red hearts in the middle. They can form the hands into a card and decorate and write words of God's love to share with someone else.

JESUS IS ALIVE BOOK MARK: Construction paper, stickers, and markers can be given to children to be cut to the size of a book mark that is desired. This book mark should be folded length wise. One side can say, JESUS IS ALIVE. and the other side could have letters to say, NO DOUBT!

SING A SONG: HE IS LORD; HE LIVES

SHARE A SNACK: Cookies with a CROSS decorating the cookies with a gel tube.

Song:  "He Is Lord"

Music and Lyrics (pdf)

Piano Accompaniment (MP3)

Song:  "He Lives"

Music and Lyrics (pdf)

Piano Accompaniment (MP3)

About Carol Williams
Carol and her husband have served churches in Illinois, Minnesota, Mississippi, Michigan, and Indiana.  Carol loves to work with children so you will find her teaching in Junior Church and children's Sunday School.  She also has clowning ministry in which she is known as Bubbles tc (the clown).
 
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